Meaning of “double-jointed” in the English Dictionary

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"double-jointed" in British English

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double-jointedadjective

uk /ˌdʌb.əlˈdʒɔɪn.tɪd/ us /ˌdʌb.əlˈdʒɔɪn.t̬ɪd/

Examples from literature

  • He was what they called a double-jointed man. 
  • His shoulders were vast, and his lower limbs thick-set, double-jointed, and slightly curved outward, in that formation which takes so much from beauty to give so largely to strength. 
  • Like the submarine crew, they come to be a breed apart—double-jointed, extra-toed, with brazen bowels and no sort of nerves. 
  • That's what we'll do! said the double-jointed chap. 
  • The knave is shrewd and playful, but of an incredible strength, being, as ye may observe, double-jointed. 

(Definition of “double-jointed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)